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Nine Iraqi policemen who won £800,000 payout from the MoD ‘attacked SAS team who were forced to fight their way out of building after being surrounded by mob’
- Iraqi policemen won £800,000 payout from the MoD after 2003 incident
- An SAS squad was on a mission to find the killers of six British Red Caps
- But a soldier who was there said his squad was forced to fight for their lives
An SAS soldier has claimed that nine Iraqi police officers who won an £800,000 payout from the Ministry of Defence attacked his squad before they were forced to fight their way out of a building.
The fee was paid by the MoD after the SAS squad – on a mission to find the killers of six British Red Caps – was accused of assaulting Iraqis.
The six men were executed by ringleaders of a mob in Majar al-Kabir, near Basra, southern Iraq in June 2003 – weeks after Saddam Hussein was toppled.
Some of their bodies were riddled with bullets while others had marks suggesting they had been dragged, tied up, or beaten with rifles.
The six murdered men were Sgt Simon Hamilton-Jewell, 41; Cpl Russell Aston, 30; Cpl Paul Long, 24; Cpl Simon Miller, 21; L/Cpl Benjamin McGowan Hyde, 23; and L/Cpl Tom Keys, 20.
And just six days after their deaths, a team of SAS soldiers went to hunt their killers as part of a top secret mission.
During their hunt, the troops tried to obtain information by visiting an Iraqi police station in disguise.
But they were forced to fight their way out of a crowd of 200 people after the operation went wrong and their cover was blown, reports The Times.
It was during this operation that Iraqi policemen claimed they were beaten with rifles, punched and had their heads banged against walls.
And an SAS soldier – who was at the police station that day – has revealed the team’s account of what happened in 2003 for the first time.
He told Deborah Haynes at The Times that on the day in question the Iraqi officers joined what became a riot.
And when matters escalated, the soldier claims that his squad was forced to fight their way out of the building.
Two of the SAS soldiers had to save an Iraqi reconnaissance expert who was part of their team after he was attacked by policemen.
The soldier said: ‘We fought back to defend ourselves.’
He said it was ‘disgusting’ that military personnel are being hounded over abuse claim and said the squad only became violent because they wanted to get ‘safely away from the police station’ and they were ‘fighting for their lives’.
It has also been claimed that Iraqi policemen were paid the huge sum of money in civil damages by the MoD without a full investigation of the facts, reports the newspaper.
One of the ambushed men is brought home with military honours after being killed in Iraq
Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, Corporal Russell Aston, Corporal Paul Long, Corporal Simon Miller, Lance-Corporal Benjamin John McGowan Hyde and Lance-Corporal Tom Keys were the six British Red Caps who were killed.
The allegations are now subject to a criminal investigation by the Ministry of Defence police force.
As many as 40 elite troops, including a former SAS commander, could face charges of actual bodily harm or grievous bodily harm. If found guilty, they could be jailed.
Johnny Mercer, a Conservative MP and former army officer, told the paper: ‘It is outrageous. We are in danger of breaking the bond between the military and their political masters when you see this sort of behaviour going on.’
Conservative MP and ex-member of 21 SAS added: ‘I am deeply concerned to hear that this large payment was made without a full investigation.’
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: ‘It is crucial we investigate credible allegations of criminal behaviour so our Armed Forces continue to be held to the highest standards and we uphold the rule of law they serve to protect.’